Missouri State High School Triathlon Championship 2018-02-28T22:49:46+00:00

OctoMax Triathlon has been selected, by USA Triathlon, to host the Missouri High School State Triathlon Championship!

USAT’s Missouri High School State Championship race will be held as part of the OctoMax Triathlon, allowing young triathletes to showcase their talent against a competitive high-school field, while enjoying the support of the wider multisport community.

John Brandt Memorial Triathlon

The Missouri State High School Championship is also a memorial triathlon for John Carlos Brandt.

John Carlos Brandt, was born in a small town in Guatemala October 28, 1998. He came to Deanna Brandt’s attention December 28, 2003 on the Precious.org website. From the start they could see that he was very graceful and athletic. John swam competitively for about 8 years. He also began to race triathlons at about age 8. John was determined, hard-working, athletic, and most of all, a sweet and gentle spirit. He had the gift of humility and wanted everyone to feel as if they mattered. He would come along those who were struggling in races and give them encouragement. While John could be a fierce competitor, being a friend was most important to him. John’s triathlon career ended on June 4, 2017, when he was hit by a car while on a training ride. While he was only with us a short time, his influence and light will last a lifetime.

500 Yard Swim

OctoMax Swim Course = 500 Yards

  • The swim is held in clean, calm Lake Aspen. Innsbrook’s no gas boats rule allows us to offer one of the most pristine swims in the sport.
  • One reason that this event has become so popular over the years is the lake itself. Aspen Lake is one of the finest lakes you will ever have the pleasure to swim in. Most mornings, the lake is so perfectly flat, you’d swear you were looking at a sheet of glass.
  • You will swim counter-clockwise, on a one-loop rectangular course.
  • The course is clearly marked with bouys, with the larger bouys at each turning point.
  • Participants exit the water on a sand beach and then must run/walk approximately 250 yards, generally uphill, to the transition area.
  • Wetsuits: The water temperature in June should be very close to the USAT threshold temperature of 78 degrees.
  • Most June races at Innsbrook have been wetsuit legal, but there are no guarantees, so come prepared.

 19 Mile Bike

OctoMax Bike Course = 19 Miles – 1 Lap:

  • The bike course is a loop that begins inside the resort, then heads onto primarily rolling open roads.
  • The bike course is open to traffic. Having said that, the course runs through a very rural part of the area, so vehicular traffic on race day will be minimal.
  • Road surfaces are very good. Arrows, signs and volunteers will help guide you.
  • Please remember it is your responsibility to know the bike course.
  • There will be one bike aid stations on the course.


 3.1 Mile Run

Octomax Run Course = 3.1 Miles:

  • The run course is a simple loop design on paved and packed gravel roads, staged entirely within Innsbrook Resort…local traffic only! Arrows, signs and volunteers will help you.
  • This is a hilly course, so please train accordingly.
  • Approximately 70% of the course will be on packed gravel roads. Plan accordingly if you plan to wear racing flats, lots of participants do. You should bring both pairs and judge for yourself once you arrive.
  • Aid stations will be located every 1-1.5 Miles



2018 Pricing

MO State Championship

$65Thru 2/23
$75Thru 5/22
$79Thru race day

**Does not include online processing fees


  • Each participant will receive a custom-printed shirt.

  • Post-Race food

  • Free professional Race Photos

  • Live Chip Timed Results courtesy of Ultramax Sports

  • Overall & Age Division Awards

  • Finisher medals

  • Stocked Aid Stations

Looking to Help Out?

Consider giving back to the community and volunteering for the Missouri State Championship


Local Support

For 2018, the Missouri High School State Triathlon Championships help support St. Louis High School Triathlon Club

Our mission as a non-profit organization is to assist High School kids live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of their lives.
We do Triathlons not to compete against others; rather for the camaraderie of training, feeling better, and feeling fulfilled by crossing the finish line. www.hstriclub.org/